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Taylor Review Update

Thursday, 22 March 2018

After being published in July last year, the government has now responded to Matthew Taylor's review of the UK labour market and employment practices - the Taylor Review.

Gig Economy

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Further Clarification About When a Claimant Can Add New Claims to Existing Employment Tribunal Cases

Friday, 20 April 2018

In the case of Reuters Ltd v Cole, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether the employee could amend his claim to include allegations of direct disability discrimination.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?

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Is It Direct Sex Discrimination to Pay Only Statutory Shared Parental Pay to Male Employees But Enhanced Maternity Pay to Female Employees?

Friday, 20 April 2018

No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the recent case of Capita Customer Management Ltd (CCM) v Ali, with the ruling that the purpose of shared parental leave is different to maternity leave and that the two are not therefore comparable.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Employment

Renewal of Fixed Term Contracts and Unfair Dismissal - A Cautionary Tale for Schools

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Does the fact that an employer complies with the Fixed Term Employees Regulations 2002 necessarily mean it acted fairly when deciding against the renewal of a fixed-term contract?

Employment Law

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Employment

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Anyone in a role managing staff within their school will face difficult conversations from time to time. Whether it's talking to someone in your department about their work not quite being up to standard, managing team dynamics or dealing with...

Narrow Quay HR

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Travel Time Between Home and a Temporary Workplace Can Count Towards 'Working Time'

Friday, 20 April 2018

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court has ruled that necessary time spent travelling to and/or from a location other than a fixed or habitual place of work to carry out a single assignment in that other location, constitutes 'working time'.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?

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Are Workers Entitled to Be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-by'?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

It is common for public sector organisations to use workers on 'stand-by', such as care workers, paramedics and firefighters.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?

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References - What Duty Does an Employer Owe to an Employee When Expressing a Negative Opinion in a Reference?

Friday, 13 April 2018

In a recent case, the High Court has provided clarification on the duty of an employer whose reference went beyond statements of fact and included negative statements of opinion based on a previous internal investigation.

Discrimination

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Is It Just and Equitable to Extend Time for Bringing a Disability Discrimination Claim Where No Explanation for Delay Has Been Given?

Friday, 13 April 2018

Yes, held the Court of Appeal in the recent case of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board v Morgan.


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Claim Struck Out After Claimant Discussed Case with Journalist Whilst Under Oath

Friday, 13 April 2018

In Chidzoy v BBC, the Claimant appealed a decision of the Tribunal that her claim against the BBC should be struck out on the basis that she had discussed the case with a journalist whilst under oath.


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Gender Equality - 100 Years after the Suffragette Movement, Has Much Changed?

Friday, 06 April 2018

It is 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act granted the right to vote to women aged over 30 in the UK and Ireland.

Gender Equality - 100 Years after the Suffragette Movement, Has Much Changed?

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New Report on Sexual Harassment - 10 Key Recommendations for Employers

Friday, 06 April 2018

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a new report, detailing how employers have failed to communicate to employees their policies on sexual harassment, to properly support victims and...

Ending Sexual Harassment

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Can a Historic Breach of Contract Be Used to Support a Claim of Constructive Dismissal?

Friday, 06 April 2018

The answer is "it depends". In a recent case, the tribunals confirmed that historic stand-alone breaches of contract could not be used to support a "final straw" argument, where the final straw on its own was not enough for the claim to succeed.

Employment Law

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What Does Gender Pay Gap Reporting Reveal?

Friday, 06 April 2018

Much has been reported in the news over the past week about the Gender Pay Gap. With the deadline having now passed for organisations employing over 250 employees to publish their pay gap data, what do the results tell us?

Gender Pay

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Discrimination Claims - Injury to Feelings Compensation Set to Rise from 6 April

Friday, 06 April 2018

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and Scotland have published new guidance on award levels for compensation for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury.

Discrimination